Session of 1999
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs

  9             AN  ACT concerning abortions; imposing requirements after the per-
10             formance of an abortion; relating to certain reports.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. If a physician determines, prior to the performance of an
14       abortion, that the gestational age of a fetus is 22 or more weeks, the
15       remains of such fetus shall be sent to the pathology department of the
16       University of Kansas for examination. The examination shall determine,
17       but shall not be limited to determining, cause of death, gestational age,
18       fetal abnormalities and viability of such fetus. Such report shall be trans-
19       mitted to the secretary of health and environment. Information obtained
20       by the secretary under this section shall be used only for statistical pur-
21       poses. Such information shall be included in any publication of statistics
22       reported pursuant to K.S.A. 65-445, and amendments thereto.
23             As used in this section, "viability" shall have the same meaning ascribed
24       thereto by K.S.A. 65-6701 et seq., and amendments thereto.
25        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
26       publication in the statute book.